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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is standing out amongst the field of 25 Democratic presidential candidates. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)
Keisha Lance Bottoms (L), Joe Biden The mayor of Atlanta is endorsing Democrat Joe Biden for president in 2020, providing crucial support from a high-profile black female political leader. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms spoke to The Associated Press ahead of her scheduled Friday announcement. Bottoms says her decision came down to Biden’s experience and her belief the former vice president is the candidate best positioned to beat President Donald Trump.
On today’s episode of DC360, Grio special correspondent Tiffany Cross discusses Barack Obama and Michelle Obama enter the movie business; Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond is introducing a bipartisan bill to help students get a job and curb a nationwide skills gap at the same time; Donald Trump’s former White House advisor Omarosa Manigault Newman is being sued for 50,000 by the U.S. Department of Justice; Tiffany’s take: The voice of Black women.
Cannaclusive The cannabis industry’s glaring issues with inclusion, community support, and decriminalization are not just on the national level, but state and local as well. Illinois is making headlines for its recent legislation that not only legalizes adult use of cannabis, but also directly addresses economic inequality for communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the “War on Drugs.
Today’s water cooler conversation about last night’s Democratic presidential debate likely centered on the moment Beto O’Rourke made Cory Booker almost lose his religion with what appeared to be a dirty look when the Texas congressman broke out and spoke Spanish. Cory Booker's face when Beto O'Rourke speaks Spanish at #DemDebate goes viral https://t.co/01sMft2J7Ypic.twitter.com/aGFGYE8nh2 — The Hill (@thehill) June 27, 2019 Booker became an instant meme when he seemed to size up O’Rourke’s Spanish-speaking skills with a side-eye that was heard around the internet Wednesday night, TIMEreports. Perhaps Booker wasn’t feeling that O’Rourke beat him to the punch since he’s bilingual himself and often speaks Spanish in interviews with Univision.
Perhaps nobody who can shut ‘em down with questions quite like Senator Kamala Harris can. Her exceptional prosecutorial skills are often on display during Senate hearings and when those in the hot seat are testifying. Unfortunately, her track record as a prosecutor and as attorney general in the state of California is also why many of us are having a difficult time fully supporting her. Locking up more Black folks and not supporting certain criminal justice reform policies gives me some pause. It’s true that Harris has an incredible platform for the 2020 campaign. She signed on as a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal, supports marijuana legalization, co-sponsored Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All bill, has a plan to give teachers an average pay increase of $13,500, advocates for a middle-class tax cut and more.
Tiffany Cross teams up with theGrio to bring you all you need to know from Capitol Hill. ByTiffany Cross -June 25, 2019